Losing My Voice

Losing My Voice

A Poem by Cameron Koontz

I lost my voice right before a poetry recital...

My voice is sinking
down a silent abyss
I can't stand this
Since I have stuff to say

A voice that booms
Reduced to wheezes and cackles
My words and sounds are in shackles
With no hope of escape

I take a teaspoon of honey
To help regain my throat
Give it a sweet, protective coat
But it doesn't work

I liken my voice to a road
That is long and coarse
I let out a laugh that is hoarse
because I amuse myself

I take my voice for granted
Don't pay much attention when it's there
Now it's gone, now I care
And now i want to talk

And so I start writing 
My words are second dimension
And may I mention?
I am drinking some lemon tea

© 2013 Cameron Koontz

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Added on June 8, 2013
Last Updated on June 8, 2013
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Cameron Koontz
Cameron Koontz

I mainly write as an interest and a way of expression. Nothing too heavy. more..